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The Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics is committed to providing its staff with a friendly environment.

Family friendly

The Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics is actively promoting the provision of a family friendly working environment. The University of Oxford recognises the demands of work/life balance and offers a range of family-friendly policies:

Childcare and other carer responsiblities

The University offers a comprehensive range of childcare services and works closely with various professional bodies to continue to enhance its provision.

Equal career opportunities

As part of its Integrated Equality Policy the University of Oxford aims to provide an inclusive environment which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected to assist them in reaching their full potential.

The University will work to remove any barriers which might deter people of the highest potential and ability from applying to Oxford, either as staff or students.

Newcomers' club

The Oxford University Newcomers’ Club exists to welcome to Oxford the wives/husbands/partners of newly appointed academics, of visiting academics and of postgraduate students to the University.

Postdoctoral Society

The DPAG Postdoctoral Society is run by and for postdocs and aims to promote interactions between postdocs to create a friendly network of skills and expertise and to welcome new postdocs joining the Department.

Postdoc lunch meetings are organised regularly for postdocs across the entire Department to meet and exchange advice and tips on their projects, career and life in Oxford.

A forum also offers postdocs a place where they can exchange and ask questions to the wider DPAG postdoc community on any subjects ranging from help on protocol, career, life in Oxford, etc.

Updates on departmental business is provided via the postdoc representative (currently Mattea Finelli) who sits on the Departmental Committee where any potential issues can be discussed.


Please see the employment pages of the University website for more policies.